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Ksenia-Broda-Millian-web.jpgKsenia Broda-Milian

ROYAL MTC Assistant Set Designer: As You Like It. Assistant Set & Costume Designer: Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical. Design Apprentice: The Seagull, Cabaret, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily.
OTHER THEATRE Recent set, costume, and/or lighting designs: Katharsis (PTE); It's a Wonderful Life, Bang Bang (Magnus); Mrs. Warren’s Profession (Chemainus); Becoming Dr. Ruth, After Jerusalem (WJT); Pippin (WST/ViC); Lucas Is Lonely (Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers); Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Ring of Fire (Rainbow). Assisting: Strike! (Rainbow); Spamalot (Stratford).
TRAINING/TEACHING Training: University of Winnipeg (BAH), MFA University of Alberta (MFA), Pratt Institute (Exhibition Design Certificate); Banff Centre, Ghost River. Teaching: The Musical Stage Company, University of Winnipeg (interim instructor and TA), MTYP, Theatre Alberta’s Artstrek.
ET CETERA Grateful for support of inter-provincial friends and parents (love you!). Member of Associated Designers of Canada. broda-milian.com


Katie-German-web.jpgKatie German

ROYAL MTC Pimootayowin Creators Circle.
OTHER THEATRE Directing/Assistant/Associate: Embodying Power and Place (Nightwood Theatre & Harlem Productions); Katharsis (PTE); Elizabeth Rex (Bunbury Productions); Tiny Treasures, Charlie Brown Double Bill (MTYP); Matilda, Newsies, Tuck Everlasting *Canadian Premiere (Junior Musical Theatre Company). Performance: A Year with Frog and Toad, Seussical The Musical (MTYP); Women of the Fur Trade (Vault Projects); Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, South Pacific (Rainbow Stage); Pippin, American Idiot (WST); Evil Dead The Musical, The Last Five Years, The Rocky Horror Show (Wasteland Productions); Sweeney Todd (Dry Cold Productions).
FILM/TV Wolf Joe Cartoon (Media RendezVous/Big Jump Media Inc.).
TRAINING Graduate of Grant MacEwan University, Theatre Performance.


Melissa-Langdon-web.jpgMelissa Langdon

ROYAL MTC First engagement.
OTHER THEATRE Voice (PTE); Spelling 2-5-5 (MTYP); School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play (Obsidian/Nightwood Theatre); Hamlet (SIR); Blink (One Trunk/W&T); Home 2.0, The Game, New Beginnings (Sarasvàti); O(phelia) (ShakespeareFest); Animosity (Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival); Time and the Conways, Concord Floral, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (U of W).
FILM GRIEF (Kaiju Productions); Harmonize (Prairie Kid Productions).
TRAINING Graduate: The University of Winnipeg Honours Acting.
ET CETERA Dora Award: Outstanding Production and Toronto Theatre Critics’ Choice Award: Outstanding Production of a Play (School Girls), Bethia Henry Memorial Scholarship in Theatre and Drama, Reg Skene Emerging Artist Award. Love to OFUR, M,M & I.


Joyce-Licup-web.jpgJoyce Licup

ROYAL MTC First engagement.
OTHER THEATRE Assistant Set Designer: A Midsummer’s Night Dream (University of Winnipeg). Set Designer: Middletown (University of Winnipeg).
TRAINING Graduate of the University of Winnipeg with a BA in Theatre: Design.
ET CETERA Although COVID has been making things difficult, I am determined to continue and pursue my dreams in the world of theatre. Thank you to Royal MTC for this opportunity during these tough times, and thanks to everyone who has been supporting me!


Sarah-Luby-web.jpgSarah Luby

ROYAL MTC First engagement.
OTHER THEATRE Mamma Mia!, The Sound of Music, South Pacific (Rainbow); The Bridges of Madison County (Dry Cold); The Snowman & The Bear, Open House, Mother’s Day Special (WSO); To: Morrow (Sarasvàti); Werther, Falstaff (MB Opera).
FILM/TV Let’s Meet Again on Christmas Eve, No Time Like Christmas (Lifetime); Burden of Truth (CBC); Orphan: First Kill (eOne/Dark Castle); STAND! (Frantic Films).
TRAINING Desautels Faculty of Music – BMus. Vocal Performance.
ET CETERA Sarah is extremely honoured and humbled to be part of the inaugural Royal MTC National Mentorship. Identifying as a person with disability, Sarah is readily aware of the growing need for inclusive and accessible theatre. She thanks Royal MTC for allowing her this opportunity and amplifying voices which for so long have been silenced.


Julie-Lumsden-web.jpgJulie Lumsden

ROYAL MTC Sense and Sensibility, Sarah Ballenden.
OTHER THEATRE A Charlie Brown Double BillJames and the Giant Peach (MTYP); The Flats (PTE); Les Flats (Théâtre Cercle Molière); Les MisérablesThe Little Mermaid (Rainbow); The Addams’ Family MusicalLittle Women (Dry Cold); Heathers: The MusicalSpring Awakening (WST).
TRAINING Julie holds a Bachelor of Music in Classical Voice Performance from the University of Manitoba’s Desautels Faculty of Music.


Andrea-Macasaet-web.jpgAndrea Macasaet

ROYAL MTC First engagement.
OTHER THEATRE SIX The Musical (Broadway, North American Premiere); Ratatousical (TikTok Musical); Prairie Nurse (Station Arts Theatre); Heathers: The Musical, Avenue Q (WST); Miss Saigon (Victoria Operatic Society).
FILM I Propose We Never See Each Other After Tonight.
TRAINING/TEACHING Training: Canadian College of Performing Arts. Creator, mentor/coach: BELT FEST YWG.
ET CETERA Leading with light and love, Andrea is a performer who has been critically acclaimed by The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, The Boston Globe and featured in The New York Times. Originating and making her Broadway Debut in the production of SIX The Musical at The Brooks Atkinson Theatre, Andrea has been playing the role of Anne Boleyn since the North American premiere of the show in Chicago where it then travelled to The American Repertory Theatre (Cambridge), Citadel Theatre (Edmonton) and to the Ordway Theatre (Minnesota) before making its final stop in New York City. Her Canadian credits include productions of Heather’s The Musical, Avenue Q, Prairie Nurse, Miss Saigon. With goals to break the mold, Andrea is a driven, passionate artist – in and out of the work environment. Giving space to laugh and to feel. 


Matthew-Paris-Irvine-web.jpgMatthew Paris-Irvine

ROYAL MTC First engagement.
OTHER THEATRE Director: O(phelia) (ShakespeareFest); Bastard (FemFest/Out From Under The Rug). Apprentice Director: Becoming Dr. Ruth (WJT). Actor: Hamlet, The Comedy of Errors (ShakespeareFest); Time and the Conways, Concord Floral, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (University of Winnipeg).
FILM I Propose We Never See Each Other Again After Tonight (Mongrel Media); Before Anything You Say (Darkling Productions).
ET CETERA Matthew is a founding member of Out From Under The Rug. Love to Melissa, Sophie and Omar, my closest friends and collaborators.


Davis-Plett-web-(1).jpgDavis Plett

ROYAL MTC First engagement.
OTHER THEATRE Select sound design credits include How It Ends (Sick + Twisted); Beautiful Man, Goodnight Desdomona (Good Morning Juliet) (TPM); Ellipsis (Alexandra Elliott); Hedda, Reimagined, Women of the Fur Trade, Riot Resist Revolt Redux (Frances Koncan/Vault Projects); Boundary Avenue (One Trunk Theatre).
ET CETERA Davis is one half of We Quit Theatre along with Gislina Patterson. They have toured their work to festivals and theatres in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Ottawa, and were recently commissioned to create new work for the Stratford Festival.


Sophie-Smith-Dostmohamed-web.jpgSophie Smith-Dostmohamed

ROYAL MTC The New Canadian Curling Club, A Thousand Splendid Suns (postponed due to COVID-19).
OTHER THEATRE Acting: Love’s Labour’s Lost, Arcadia (U of W); Bastard (OFUR/FemFest); Animosity (Downside Up Productions); Here Together (Autonomous Productions); Murder Oak, Road to Nowhere (Manitoba Mystery Co.). Assistant Directing: Like Mother Like Daughter (FemFest/Why Not Theatre Co.). Co-Founder and Collaborator of Out From Under the Rug Collective.
TRAINING/TEACHING University of Winnipeg Honours Acting; mentorship with Ann Hodges under Creative Manitoba; years of love and support from MTYP.
ET CETERA Sophie is very grateful for her family, her collection of books which allow her to visit other worlds from the safety of her couch, and for her tireless yoga mat. All of her love to Omar, Matthew and Melissa; her dearest friends.


Hazel-Venzon-web-(1).jpgHazel Venzon

ROYAL MTC Assistant Director: The Mountaintop.
OTHER THEATRE Directing: Stories Houses Tell (PTE); BELTFEST 'N CHILL (UNIT); EMBRACE (Nakai); Haircuts By Children, Children’s Choice Awards, Eat The Street, These Are The People In Your Neighbourhood (Mammalian); Assistant Directing: By Grand Central Station (PTE). Select Acting: Kismet, Things Have Changed and Kismet: one to one hundred (The Chop); BlankSan Diego (Rumble); Happy Place (PTE); Young Drunk Punk (YAC); Jitters (Belfry); Nanay: a testimo-nial Play (Urban Crawl); Wee Tube (Replacement); East of the Sun, West of the Moon (Caravan); The Shoes That Were Danced To Pieces (Boca); The Leisure Society (Ruby).
FILM/TV Director: Mabuhay a musical journey (Bluewater Buffalo/UNIT); 1st AD: I Knew My Murderer (Frantic Films); 2nd AD: Gone (Buffalo Gal); Perfect Match (Farpoint); Acting: Christmas By Starlight, Two Turtle Doves (Hallmark); Let’s Meet Again, Forever Christmas (Lifetime); Percy; Reasonable Doubt; The Gesture; Burden of Truth (CBC/Netflix).
TRAINING Directors Process, Suzuki and Viewpoints (PTE); Improv (Second City); Studio 58 (Langara); Black Hole Theatre Program, School of Fine Arts (U of M).
ET CETERA Hazel is the Artistic Director and Producer of U 'N I Together (UNIT) Productions, Dramaturg in Residence at MAP, Mentor for Creative Manitoba’s Youth Mentorship Program, Coach for Creative Manitoba’s MENTORLY Coaching Program.


Haley-Vincent-web.jpgHaley Vincent

ROYAL MTC First engagement.
OTHER THEATRE As a Producer, Haley has worked with Nightwood Theatre as a Young Innovator, Paprika as a Festival Administrator and Windsor Feminist Theatre where she was the Associate Producer of Judith Thompson’s newly re-written Watching Glory Die which went to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Past performance credits: The Incredible Adventures of Mary Jane Mosquito by Tomson Highway (Carousel Theatre for Young People, Presentation House, Persephone, Carousel Players); Othello (Beau Theatre Co.); Women of the Fur Trade (Vault Projects); Starlight Tours (development workshop) (Grand); Godspell (WST).
TRAINING The University of Winnipeg.
ET CETERA Jean Murray-Moray Sinclair Scholarship Recipient.


Liam-Zarrillo-web.jpgLiam Zarrillo

ROYAL MTC Playwright/Performer: (upcoming) The Show (Tiny Plays, Big Ideas). Apprentice Director: Kill Me Now (with NAC).
OTHER THEATRE Playwright: Winnipeg Stories: The Green Building (Prairie Theatre Exchange). Performer: (upcoming) Narrow Bridge (Winnipeg Jewish Theatre); Othello (Beau Theatre Co.); Boundary Ave, TASTE (One Trunk Theatre). Director: Village Ax (Theatre Projects Manitoba).
TRAINING B.A. Hons. Directing - Dept. of Theatre & Film (University of Winnipeg).
ET CETERA Liam is a member of the Prairie Theatre Exchange & Manitoba Association of Playwrights supported Emerging Playwrights Unit.

 

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